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SVT program head Annie Wegelius to exit

SVT's director of programs Annie Wegelius (pictured) is leaving the Swedish pubcaster after nearly seven years, to be replaced by Martin Österdahl next September.
December 11, 2012

Annie Wegelius (pictured) is to depart her role as SVT’s director of programs after nearly seven years with the Swedish pubcaster.

She will be replaced by Martin Österdahl next September after his term as executive producer of the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest is finished. The annual international pop song competition is due to take place in the Swedish city of Malmö next May with SVT serving as the host broadcaster.

The network also announced plans to revamp its commissioning structure to align Österdahl’s role more closely with SVTi head Lena Glaser’s work on the interactive programming side.

“Today SVT is a very well-run company, with talented and skilled employees who are well equipped to tackle the challenges ahead,” Wegelius said in a statement.

Jan Axelsson,  SVT’s program director for news, sports and current affairs, will also depart the network after six years next August. SVT has yet to announce his replacement.

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Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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